Ickleton Sunday School @ 10am 5th Nov

The penultimate Sunday school of 2017 will be this Sunday, 5th November at 10am at Ickleton church. We’ll be continuing our theme of looking at bible heros and will be focusing on Simon-Peter and considering his courage.

We’ll have games, stories and crafts to make, tailored to different ages between 2 to 14 years old.  However, if you are younger than 5, please bring a parent along!

Looking further ahead our final Sunday school this year will be on 3rd December when we will be making edible nativity scenes!

For more details about Sunday school, and our other activities for young people, look here.

Ickleton Sunday School 4th June @10am – Pentecost

Find out about Pentecost. Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it Superman – no, even better, it’s the Holy Spirit!

At this month’s Sunday school come along and think about how the disciples felt when Jesus left then. Do you think they were confused or scared or a bit lost? Well they didn’t have long to wait before something wonderful happened when the gift of the Holy Spirit roared into their lives.

Come and find out more, reveal the hidden Holy Spirit and spin some tongues of flame.

Ickleton Sunday School, 7 May @10am: Hey Jude!

This week’s Sunday school will be the first of a new series focusing on the apostles. We are going to kick off with Jude, or Thaddaeus, and think about what his special gift as a disciple was.

We’ll have stories, an unravelling activity and some fun things to make. We’ll be using the lovely materials from Jesus without Language – a wonderful web resource packed with great activities and lessons.

So if you’re aged between 5 and 14, come along for some fun-filled Bible exploration.

Craft day for young people at Ickleton: help us tell the Easter story

What is Easter all about? Chocolate, bunnies, eggs – right?

For Christians, Easter means a lot more than that. It’s when Jesus was abused, disowned, crucified and buried. We remember all those things at Easter but most importantly we remember that he rose again from the dead. We remember that he suffered and died for us to wash away our sins.

As a Christian mum, I find it hard to reconcile the Christian promise of Easter with the colourful, cuddly or chocolatey symbols presented to my children. It was this challenge that has, in part, inspired this craft day.

The other inspiration is that discussions with young people often lead to startling flashes of personal revelation. I see that in our Sunday school and want to share it with the wider congregation. Seeing things through children’s eyes is revealing!

So that’s the big idea. We are going to work with children to create craft installations about the Easter story. These installations will remain in church over the Easter period and be used as prayer stations for our devotions on Good Friday. A simple sharing of views that we hope will deepen our understanding.

How will the craft day work?

All children, aged 5 years an upwards, are welcome to join us at the craft day. It will start as part of our usual Sunday School at 10am on 2 April 2017 at Ickleton church. But instead of stopping after the service we’ll continue on until 3pm. Children and parents are welcome to attend the whole session or drop in for part of the day. It’s all very fluid!

Everyone is very welcome to drop-in to Ickleton church during Holy Week to view the craft installations. On Good Friday they will be used as prayer stations for meditation, prayer and reflection during our devotions from noon until 2.45pm.

How to sign up

To sign up for the whole day or part of the day contact Keena | keena@hinkledux.com.

Ickleton Carol Challenge

Happy Christmas!

One of the activities we provided for the children in Ickleton on Christmas morning was a quiz about some popular carols – many of which we sang.

The blank quiz sheet is here and the answer sheet is further down…

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Spoiler alert – answers are here…

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